YPSILANTI, Mich. – An Ypsilanti man is accused of getting naked and stealing children’s books from a local library.
Ypsilanti workers and patrons “checked out” something they probably wish they hadn’t last Thursday at the branch on Michigan Avenue when police said 52-year-old Terrence Miles emerged from the children’s section in the nude.
Police said Miles stripped naked and is accused of “thrusting his hips” toward a library worker before putting his clothes back on and stealing a handful of children’s books.
Police said they used library records to track down Miles because he had asked for help in finding some books before the incident.
Miles turned himself in to police headquarters Monday, but took off again when he was being formally arrested. Officers found him a short time later.
“Why I panicked and ran, I can’t explain that,” Miles told a judge during a video hearing from the Washtenaw County Jail.
He is facing charges of larceny, resisting arrest and indecent exposure.
He has pleaded guilty to the indecent exposure charge. He does not have a lawyer yet.
In addition to the criminal charges, library officials said they are in the process of revoking Miles’ library privileges.